Catharine Richardt and Curtis Gilbert, both from MPR, report deniers of the election are trying torecruit or train poll workers who agree with their views. Cleta Mitchell is the leader of the movement. She was a former lawyer for Donald Trump and was part of the famous phone call in which Trump forced Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary, to give him 11,000 votes. They report that the movement in Minnesota has led to the formation of a number of self-described election integrity groups scattered throughout Minnesota.
Soo Rin Kim, ABC News’ Minnesota Secretary of State candidate, said that Kim Crockett’s husband overheard him “pledging conservative supporters to send sheriffs to form an Election Day SWAT team.” Kim reports that Minnesota law prohibits law enforcement from being stationed in polling places for any other purpose than responding to a request for assistance.
Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune reporter, reports that a Star Tribune photographer is suing state officials after sustaining injuries while covering a protest. He claims law enforcement used “a practice and custom of unconstitutional force against journalists” during the 2020 and 2021 protests.
Heidi Holtan, KAXE talks to Gov. Tim Walz talks about the Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener and the upcoming season.
KARE 11’s Alexandra Simon, and Deevon Rahming reported that flu-related infections have increased in Minnesota schools this week. The infection rates have nearly tripled since Oct. 23, and they are expected to rise further.
Abe Asher, of Sahan Journal, writes about Marlena Myles, an indigenous artist from the area whose work was featured on the Google homepage. Marlena shares her thoughts on the meaning of her art to her and her community.
KARE 11’s Samantha Fischer reports about how The Minnesota Underground Music Archives preserve decades of Minnesota’s underground and rare music. A large storage facility is located under the University of Minnesota campus that houses years of Minnesota music history, including vinyls and posters.
Greg Stanley of the Star Tribune reports on the plight of Minnesota’s paddlefish. This species has been around for over 125 million years. Stanley discusses how fishermen catch these fish and how pollution and dams threaten species that have existed since the time of the dinosaurs.